Highclere Castle

‘At Home At Highclere – Entertaining At The Real Downton Abbey’ – Exclusive Book Preview

‘At Home at Highclere – Entertaining at THE REAL DOWNTON ABBEY’ by The Countess of Carnarvon Many of us are still yearning for more episodes of our beloved Downton Abbey. … Continued

Plate of Beef Wellington with Peppercorn Sauce

Beef Wellingtons with Peppercorn Sauce Recipe

Everyone will applaud your culinary prowess when you serve these Beef Wellingtons with Peppercorn Sauce. These outstanding individual Beef Wellingons can be made a day ahead and cooked just before … Continued

Corned Beef Bubble and Squeak

Corned Beef Bubble and Squeak Recipe

This Corned Beef Bubble and Squeak Recipe is a great way to make use of those wonderful Corned Beef and Cabbage leftovers.  Bubble and Squeak is a traditional Monday lunch … Continued

English Trifle

English Trifle Recipe

What is an English Trifle?  It is a cake well soaked with sherry and served with a boiled custard poured over it.  It is delicious and elegant looking layered in … Continued

Christmas Pudding

Gingerbread Christmas Pudding with Orange Hard Sauce Recipe

English Christmas Pudding is really a dense, moist spiced cake originally known as Plum Pudding.  This gingerbread version of Christmas Pudding is flavored with orange marmalade and topped with a … Continued

Lamprey PIe

Lamprey Pie History

  What is Lamprey Pie?   It is a meat pie made from the eel-like fish known as lampreys, baked in a syrup of wine and spices, and covered with a large … Continued

Mincemeat Pie History

Unfortunately, most people have never tasted a true old-fashioned mincemeat pie (also called mince pie).  The flavor of real mincemeat pie (not the bottled version purchased at your local store) … Continued

Plum Pudding

Plum Pudding Recipe

Plum pudding is a steamed or boiled pudding frequently served at holiday times.  Plum pudding has never contained plums.  The name Christmas pudding is first recorded in 1858 in a … Continued

Trifle History

Trifle History

  Trifle (TRI-fuhl) – The word “trifle” comes from the old French term “trufle,” and literally means something whimsical or of little consequence.  A proper English trifle is made with … Continued